Triple-amputee veteran Airman Brian Kolfage has become widely known because of his campaign to fund the wall on our southern border. In 3 weeks he raised almost $20 million to begin construction.
Because of Kolfage’s popularity, some are posing as him on Twitter & duping people to contribute to bogus wall campaigns & other things. Kolfage has asked that Twitter verify his account so people will know it’s really him, but the social media company has so far refused.
Airman Kolfage sent a message to Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, asking why his request was denied:
“Hey @jack your platform is enabling wire fraud in my name and your users are stealing this disabled veterans identity. Why was my verification denied.”
Hey @jack your platform is enabling wire fraud in my name and your users are stealing this disabled veterans identity. Why was my verification denied. @WarrenDavidson @Jim_Jordan @MarkMeadows #GoFundTheWall @STEPHMHAMILL @RyanAFournier @JenLawrence21
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) January 4, 2019
When no answer was forthcoming from Dorsey, Republican Congressman Mark Meadows stepped in & tweeted this to him today:
“@Jack Brian Kolfage is a disabled Veteran and a popular user on your platform. I met with him in my office just a few days ago. People are impersonating him on Twitter to try and scam users for money. He needs to be verified. Why was his application denied?”
Kolfage responded to Meadows that it’s illegal to discriminate against a person because of their political views, and hinted that Twitter could be sued, just as Facebook is about to be by Kolfage for discriminating against him by shutting down his political pages just prior the midterm elections.
“I love my country too much for them to handle. Pretty sure there’s a law in DC that states you cannot discriminate against anyone based on political opinion; Facebook should know :)”